Chicago Restaurant Highlight: Geja’s Cafe
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2d ago
GEJA’S CAFÉ ENCOURAGES DINERS TO “DISCOVER FONDUE” The NEW Two-Month-Long Initiative at Chicago’s Only Fondue Restaurant Acquaints First-Time Patrons to the Legacy Behind Fondue Dining Geja’s Cafe, Chicago’s only traditional fondue restaurant, has been charming diners for 59 years with their legendary Premier Dinner experiences, one-of-a-kind ambiance, and undeniable hospitality. While some may see fondue dining as “retro”, the fondue dining experience is in fact a historic one that Geja’s Café has perfected during its legendary tenure, and they are encouraging first-time diners to experience ..read more
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Illinois Craft Beer Week Returns May 3-10
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5d ago
Illinois Craft Beer Week Returns May 3-10, Marking Statewide Kickoff to Summer Craft Beer Season Cornerstone festival and fundraiser, Beer Under Glass, opens Illinois Craft Beer Week at Chicago Union Station on Friday, May 3 The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, the nonprofit trade association that supports and advocates for nearly 300 Illinois craft breweries, announced Illinois Craft Beer Week will return May 3-10, marking the official kickoff to the summer craft beer season. Hosted annually in May, Illinois Craft Beer Week (ICBW) is a weeklong celebration of the state’s brewing comm ..read more
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2024 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards Nominees
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2w ago
Today the 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award nominees and the honorees of the Leadership Awards, Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award were announced at a live ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC in Washington, D.C. Winners will be celebrated at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony on Monday, June 10, 2024 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Here are the Chicago Restaurant and Chef awards nominees: Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker Anna Posey, Elske, Chicago, IL Outstanding Hospitality presented by American Airlines Lula Cafe, Chicago, IL Best Chef ..read more
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National Restaurant Association Show: May 18th – 21st
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2w ago
The National Restaurant Association Show (NRA) is back May 18th – 21st 2024 at McCormick Place. The show is the largest gathering of food service professionals in the Western hemisphere. Attendees will join their peers from across the food service industry to discover new and exciting products, meet quality suppliers, learn from experts, and make invaluable networking connections. Over 1,000 exhibiting companies will cover a full range of products across 900+ categories. Attendees can check out trending flavors and products in specialty show pavilions – including the Global Food Expo, Organic ..read more
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The 8th Annual Chicago Rum Festival – 4/20
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3w ago
8th Annual Chicago Rum Festival Returns with a Focus on EducationApril 20, 2024 at Logan Square Auditorium  The 8th Annual Chicago Rum Fest is back and better than ever, bringing together rum lovers and trade professionals from all over the country on April 20, 2024, at Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647). This year’s event promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring premium rum expressions poured, speaker programing, entertainment, and more. The USA is considered one of the most important countries in the entire rum industry. Before the American Revo ..read more
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YouTube: Chiataglance – Episode Six
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3w ago
Chiataglance YouTube ChannelEpisode Six Sunday, March 24th March definitely is a take notice month in Chicago. You feel an energy switch as we usher in Spring. It all starts with the magical dyeing of the Chicago River a neon green for Saint Patrick’s Day. I think no city in the world goes harder for St. Patty’s Day than Chicago. So many parties galore! With the newness of Spring, Chicago is springing (is that a word?) up some new restaurants. We tried out a new Sicilian pizza spot and a new French restaurant. You know we do more than eat here at Chiataglance. Right? Well we checked out the re ..read more
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The Other Art Fair: April 11th – 14th
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1M ago
The Other Art Fair is a global gathering of creative thinkers, game changers and pleasure seekers sharing emerging talent and unforgettable experiences. Set against the backdrop of the world’s biggest cities, each of their fairs is different. The fair combines boundary-pushing yet always-affordable artworks with immersive installations, performances and a few curious encounters. The result is an inspiring, evocative, inclusive and fun event that reframes how art can be perceived and creates lasting connections between artists and art lovers. As the only global art event dedicated to representi ..read more
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Common to Headline Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration
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1M ago
Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Season (May – December) to feature Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, Workouts, and Special Events Photo Cred: Patrick L Pyszka Today, Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the first round of special programming for the City’s Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration (July 18–21). Scheduled to take place almost exactly 20 years since the Park’s official opening on July 16, 2004, this four-day free celebration features award-winning headliners, activities for families and youth, workouts, new pu ..read more
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Chicago Restaurant Highlight: Archive Lounge
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1M ago
I absolutely love intimate dining! Archive Lounge, an intimate Sicilian pizza and wine destination by Executive Chef Steve Chiappetti is located on the lofted, mezzanine level of Hotel EMC2. I got a chance to check them out and while EVERYTHING was delicious I have a few favorites: App: Fried Olives, Hot Shrimp, and the Arugula Pizza: The 4 Cheese and the Soprasato Dessert: Just get the whole cookie cart! LOL my favorite would have to the Brown Butter cake Read on below for the full press release. Located on the lofted, second level of Hotel EMC2 – overlooking the Albert’s vibran ..read more
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Women’s History Month Chicago Staycation
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1M ago
Happy Women’s History Month! I’ve team up with Choose Chicago again to highlight women managed or owned establishments in the dynamic city of Chicago. I love there’s so many women paving the way for the next generation to come. Make sure to add these establishments to your list of places to visit. Where we stayed: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 1 W Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago IL You know you’re in love with a hotel when you’re a repeat customer. During the heart of the pandemic I did a staycation at the Renaissance (past stay) and highlighted all the processes they were implementing to ma ..read more
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